What is Frontal Baldness?


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About 85% of men have their major hair thinning by the time they turn 50 years. But nowadays some people start to lose their hair even before they turn 21 years. Hair loss at such a young age can become difficult to deal with.

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If you have lost hair in the frontal portion of your scalp, it is likely you are experiencing frontal baldness or frontal hair loss. It is generally seen in males. 

Let’s check out what are the causes and treatments for frontal baldness.

Receding hairline or frontal baldness is the most common hair loss pattern observed in men. A receding, M-shaped hairline is a sure sign of frontal hair loss in males. Gradually when it increases, the locks on top of the head start to thin, leaving a bald spot.

Frontal Baldness Causes

Let’s take a look at the primary causes of frontal baldness:

  • DHT

Frontal Baldness is usually caused by a hormone which is clinically known as Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. With male pattern baldness, DHT causes hair follicles to shrink. Eventually, when it gets considerably small, no hair can grow in them. Increased levels of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone in the scalp cause miniaturizing or shrinkage of the hair follicles. This can hamper the creation of new hair follicles, which leads to reduced hair growth, thinning and loss of hair due to follicle degradation.

  • Heredity 

If in your family any individual, your parents, grandparents, maternal uncle, paternal uncle has baldness, there are chances of you inheriting the same. This condition is known as Androgenic Alopecia. Frontal hair loss in males is called Male-Pattern baldness and in females, it is called Female-Pattern baldness.

  • Stress

Stress is not the direct cause of hair loss, but it triggers or exacerbates the existing problem of hair fall. When you go through Emotional or physical stress, all your anagen phase hair goes in the telogen phase. When this occurs suddenly, you experience more hair fall.

  • Hair styling

If you use harsh hair products like gels for styling or frequent heating to your hair, this might cause hair fall. You should avoid excessive use of hair styling products.

  • Deficiency or excess vitamin intake

Vitamin B deficiency can cause hair fall among some people. Lack of proteins in the body can also cause hair fall. Some people who are on Vitamin A medications for longer duration can experience hypervitaminosis in the body. Hypervitaminosis A can also result in hair fall.

Frontal Baldness Treatments

First of all, you can try maintaining an appropriate lifestyle, healthy diet and remain stress-free. This can help to naturally tackle the general hair loss issue. There is no direct cure for frontal baldness or hairline receding. But there are some medications that can slow down and help hair regrow.

Here are some of the most common frontal hair loss treatment:

  • Minoxidil and Finasteride

Minoxidil and Finasteride are US FDA Approved medication used for treating hair loss. Finasteride is an oral drug whereas Minoxidil is for topical application. Both medications should not be taken without Dermatologist’s guidance. Finasteride is generally only prescribed to males, not for females. Few patients face extreme hair loss after starting or stopping the use of these medications. So it is always better to consult a Dermatologist before starting or stopping the medications.

  • PRP

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is processed blood plasma of patients’ own blood. PRP injections act as a trigger for natural hair growth. This therapy eliminates all the risks of contracting any communicable diseases as it uses the patient’s own blood for treatment. It is a minimally invasive procedure, with very less downtime.

  • Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy for hair loss is a non-surgical, minimum invasive technique which rejuvenates and tightens skin as well as helps in hair growth. Injections used in mesotherapy contain vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts, which helps in hair growth. Mesotherapy stimulates natural hair growth and effectively reduces hair loss. It delivers the right materials such as vitamins and minerals to the exact place where it is needed.

  • Derma Roller

Dermaroller is a clinical device with medical-grade steel microneedles, of varying sizes, on a rotating wheel attached to a handle. It creates micro-holes on the scalp. These holes penetrate the skin deep enough to stimulate new cell production and boosts circulation. Dermaroller for hair loss is generally used as a supportive treatment to traditional hair loss treatments.

For more details on frontal baldness treatment and to stop a receding hairline, speak to a dermatologist. 

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